What is the purpose of a performance review?

The purpose of the performance excellence process at CC is to ensure that supervisors and staff communicate openly and often about performance expectations, achievements, and goals. In addition, we encourage supervisors to provide opportunities for staff to develop the skills and abilities needed to successfully contribute to the College’s mission and vision and department priorities and goals. The annual performance review ensures there is a formal, dedicated time for employees and supervisors to discuss performance success, engagement, and feedback.

When is the performance review period?

The performance review period is from March 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022. When providing feedback, only consider performance between these dates for the 2021-22 performance review.

What should employees and supervisors discuss during their meeting?

The dialogue should represent a culmination of the ongoing conversations throughout the evaluation period on performance, projects, goal attainment, and other expectations. This process should also include a thorough review of the job description to ensure it accurately conveys current responsibilities. Here are some conversation starters:

For Supervisors

  • Tell me about something you did within the last 6 months that you’re proud of. Tell me about something you feel you would like to do better this year.
  • Talk about what energizes you about your work. What parts of your job are challenging for you?
  • What projects and initiatives do you wish had gone better this year?
  • What support do you need to be successful in this new year?
  • Is there anything about the way I lead the team (or supervise you) that is getting in the way of you and/or the department achieving even better results?
  • What is one change I could make that would make a substantial positive impact for you?

 For Employees

  • When do you see me at my best?
  • What areas of development do you see that will have the highest impact in my contribution to my job and our team/work?
  • What value do I bring to our team, our students, our campus partners?
  • Where should I redirect my focus doing my job, and why?
  • What do you see getting in the way of my success?

Who completes the evaluation if there has been a change in the supervisor during the evaluation period?

Depending on how long the new supervisor has assumed that role, the new supervisor, the previous supervisor, or a combination of both will complete the performance review. If the previous supervisor is still employed by the College, that supervisor will provide input on performance for the time that employee worked with them.

Who is the staff performance review process for?

Supervisors are encouraged to provide performance feedback and discuss the 2022-23 priorities and goals with all staff using the review form and in the meeting discussion. Employees who were hired after November 2021 can work with their supervisors to decide whether to complete the annual performance review or the 90 day review to align expectations and establish goals.

Can my department use our own form for staff reviews?

The College's Staff Annual Performance Review form is required for official documentation; however, departments may add questions or topics that are applicable to the position and/or department.

Do I have to complete the self-review portion of the form?

Yes, all staff must complete the self-review. This is your opportunity to provide input into your review. Self-reviews are due to the supervisor by March 31, 2022.

Who is a "supervisor" for purposes of filling out the supervisory section of the review form?

Anyone who is responsible for the hiring, directing and delegating duties, and evaluation of staff is a supervisor.

If I do not meet all of my goals for reasons outside of my control, does this mean I get a lower rating?

Not necessarily. Sometimes priorities change or there are barriers to goal completion beyond your control. It is important for supervisors and staff to talk about this as it occurs so there are no surprises at the annual performance review meeting. 

Who obtains the signatures on the review form?

Supervisors are responsible for obtaining signatures. Obtain all signatures on the form prior to sending the form to HR (CCperformance@coloradocollege.edu). Signers may route and sign the form electronically if desired.

When are reviews due to HR?

Reviews, with all signatures, are due to HR no later than May 6, 2022.

Will I have a chance to appeal my review?

Yes, you may appeal only if your performance rating is "Did NOT meet performance expectations." Appeals are due by May 13, 2022. Please review the Appeal Process.

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